Prayer for Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday palms

Almighty and everlasting God, speak to us during these holy days that we may hear you. Then speak to us again and yet again so that, if in our hearts we answer you by saying “No,” we may at least know well to whom we say it, and what it costs us to say it, and what it costs our brothers and sisters, and what it costs you. And when at those moments that we can never foretell we do indeed say “Yes” to you, forgive our halfheartedness, accept us as we are, work your miracle within us, and of your grace give us strength to follow wherever love may lead.

We bless you for the one who shows us the way and is the way and who will be, we pray, at the end of all our ways. Remember us. Remember us. For your mercy’s sake. Amen.

(a prayer by Frederick Beuchner, Presbyterian pastor and author)

About Doug

I have been a writer ever since fifth grade when I won second prize in a “prose and poetry” contest. I am also a Presbyterian pastor, and for several years toward the end of my career I lived and worked in Zürich, Switzerland. I am now retired and live just north of Holland, Michigan, along the lake.

3 Responses to Prayer for Palm Sunday

  1. Miss Mandana Sharifi March 22, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

    In Jesus name, Amen! :0)

  2. Sandy Steffen March 22, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

    I say a second Amen & Amen!! See you Sunday Doug. ( :

  3. Robert Pavlov March 23, 2013 at 8:11 pm #

    Good Evening Doug, Cathedral Choir, and First Pres.! (and esp.June Murray Krogell – mother to the Current Senior Pastor at Pittsburgh’s Southminster.)

    “Who is the king of glory? The lord mighty in battle the lord mighty in battle. Who is the king of Glory? He is the Hosts he is the King of Glory…Hosanna sing we…” I will always cherish singing these words from 4th grade on at Southminster in Pittsburgh. I will be unable to make it tomorrow to the 830 and 11am services as I will be practicing my own “Evangelical Ministry at Waffle House.” Can somebody save a palm frawn for me? -THANKS!

    All is well with Precious and I…actually..Things are AWESOME! Please wave your palms with extra energy for me while singing with fervent gusto Choir!

    God Bless


    Robert Martin Pavlov

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